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Spins Support

Downloading spins / using BitTorrent.

What is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a way to download information in cooperation with other computers. Each computer cooperating in the group downloads pieces of the information in a particular torrent from other peers in the group. Computers that have finished downloading all the data in a torrent remain in the swarm to seed, or provide data to other peers. If you download using BitTorrent, as a courtesy you should seed the torrent at least until you have uploaded the same amount of data you downloaded.

If your computer does not have client software installed for BitTorrent protocol, visit the Deluge or Transmission home page to download it. More information about different BitTorrent clients is available at Wikipedia. BitTorrent client software is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and many other operating systems.

You do not need to find a special mirror for BitTorrent files. The BitTorrent protocol ensures that your computer participates in a nearby group.

What is a 'torrent' file?

A 'torrent' file is a file you load into BitTorrent software that tells it which computers to connect to in order to download the file that you ultimately want to download. In the case of the Fedora spins, the torrent files tell BitTorrent where it should connect in order to download the ISO file for a Fedora spin.

Okay, I downloaded the spin's 'torrent' file... now what?

Using spin ISOs

I have the spin ISO and I want to make a live CD or DVD. How do I do it?

Please refer to the Fedora Burning ISO images to disc guide to learn how to create bootable disc media of a spin using its ISO.

I have the spin ISO and I want to make a live USB key. How do I do it?

You can use either a Windows or Linux system to create bootable USB media using a spin ISO file.

Using spin media / booting spins

How do I start using the spin once I've created media for it?

Switch on your computer, and either load the Fedora live disc you created into the CD or DVD drive or insert your live USB key into a USB slot. Restart the computer with the disc still in the drive or the USB key still in the slot.

Ideally, you should soon see the Fedora boot screen and a ten-second countdown. If you do not see this screen:

Power your computer on, and watch the initial BIOS screen for a prompt that indicates which key to use for either a boot menu, or the BIOS setup utility. The 'boot menu' option is preferable. If you cannot see such a prompt, consult your manufacturer's documentation for your computer system, motherboard, or mainboard for the correct keystroke. On many systems, the required key will be F12, F2, F1, or Delete.

Creating spins

I want to create my own Fedora spin! How can I do this?

Anyone can create their own Fedora spin using their own custom software and configuration selections. Here are a few resources you can use to learn more about creating your own spin:

Creating Spins